When you have documents such as PDF or an office document how can you send it as an email attachment on the iPad 2?

The iPad 2 gives you an ability to easily attach photo to the email, but when it comes to other file type it is not so easy. After some research, currently the best way to send other documents is to do it with the GoodReader App.

With GoodReader on your iPad/iPhone it gives you the power to easily manage your files on the device and you can read virtually anything, anywhere: books, movies, maps, pictures. Use it once and you’ll be hooked. If you work with documents, soon you'll be wondering how you ever managed to use your iPad or iPhone without GoodReader.

Once you have got the GoodReader app you can easily view any files, synchronise and transfer file between the device and the computer, manage file and send email.

There is also another app called ReaddleDocs which can manage file, read pdf with annotations, provides Air Print, transfer file between DropBox, iDisk and WebDAV, text search in PDF files and save email attachments. But I think it is no where close to the Good Reader app which has heaps more functionalities.

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Here's how you can start to attach files to the email:

1. Download and install the GoodReader app onto your iPad.

2. Open up the GoodReader app, then under My Documents select one or more files you want to send as an attachment.

3. Then on the right hand side panel tap on the E-mail button.

4. Next Fill in the email details such as the To address, subject and the message detail.

5. Once you are ready then you can Send the email.

 
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2014 now, updated operating system IOS7.2, iPad still doesn't support attachment of documents even from native apple apps (except photos/videos). Gmail app has the same limitation, supports attachment only of a photo or a "scribble". How helpful, a scribble.

What a bad joke. Can anyone suggest an App that sends a broadcast email directly to all senior managers at Apple so users can advise them as every UNBELIEVABLY STUPID FREAKING LIMITATION is revealed.
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Hi, For any of you who have been looking for ways to attach files when replying or forwarding a mail.
There is a new App available - Called "Email Reply".

itunes.apple.com/US/app/id780069308?mt=8

It is pretty basic, but it supports POP and IMAP and major email accounts such as Google mail, Yahoo mail, Microsoft Hotmail, iCloud mails etc. For you company accounts, as long as you know your POP and IMAP settings, then it would work for you.

I tried attach several files in a email reply, and it worked just what many of you wished a iPad could do.

Another nice thing is that you could open multiple email accounts at once or open multiple attached files at once in a browser like user interface.

And it supports cloud, Wifi, Open in as well, so you could get files in and out easily. I am a small business owner, it works for me well. I could manage all my email accounts in this App. I have a sense that this App would evolve over time.
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Just bought the IPad 2 still working through what should seem to be lame problems at best! Read various thoughts for apps to simply attach something to an email! Seriously! And how is it that in \"Messages\" some contacts with the very same engine, yahoo, etc. can sent and others cannot when they are all structured the same?

Sign, going to pull my hair out! Please help me with these 2 issues. Thanks
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Donnchadh Hughes Thursday, 31 May 2012
I also was baffled that ipad could not automatically send email. I downloaded free iDoc expert app and it works a treat. When you click to email it works within your email account I.e. it picks up stored email addresses. Super. Thanks

Donnchadh
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I find it an insult to my intelligence to have a device of the 2011 that can\'t do email attachments I used to do on in 1996 on a 486 machine. Whichever for-sale app makes up for that is not of my concern. This machine is simply dumb to not have such basic function included. :pirate:
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You save my life....... Save my work ethic to do most of my work with my new Ipad3. :)
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Hi I downloaded the app but can\'t seem to be able to locate my PDF files in order to send them via email using goodreader. The files are currently in iBooks section on iPad. Do I need to transfer them into another directory/file? If yes, how do I do that?

Thanks in anticipation of an early response

Laobhán
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Good app
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Anonymous wrote:
Send the attachment from Quickoffice app
You can try this article: www.itjungles.com/ipad-tips/ipad-2-how-t...-as-email-attachment
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